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Duke Children's Ranked Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

10 Specialties Ranked

By Rebecca Casey Updated June 28, 2017
Duke Children's among best hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Duke Children’s is ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals nationally in 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report, which just released their 2017-2018 rankings of the best children's hospitals. The specialties are cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

Duke Children's Recognized for High-Quality Care

“We are proud and honored to be ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 10 areas,” said Ann Reed, MD, chair of the Duke Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Duke Children’s. “I firmly believe this distinction reflects the high-quality care we deliver and our outstanding commitment to our patients and their families."

Helping Families of Sick Children Find the Best Medical Care

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’ top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties. The 2017-18 rankings were created from clinical data collected through a detailed survey sent to approximately 180 hospitals. In addition, part of each hospital’s score is derived from surveys of more than 10,000 pediatric specialists and subspecialists who were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty. In 2016, only 78 children’s hospitals were ranked in at least one of the pediatric specialties evaluated.

U.S. News introduced the Best Children's Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. Best Children's Hospitals 2017-18 goes well beyond rankings by offering families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level. Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more can be viewed on the U.S. News & World Report website and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2018 Guidebook, available beginning in August.

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